Islamic scholar to speak at MTSU’s Honors College...

Islamic scholar to speak at MTSU’s Honors College

The presence of Islam in some European nations is the focus of an upcoming lecture sponsored by MTSU’s University Honors College.

Dr. Ahmet Yukleyen

Dr. Ahmet Yukleyen

Dr. Ahmet Yukleyen, the Croft Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Mississippi, is scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Room 106 of the Paul W. Martin University Honors College Building.

Yukleyen is the author of “Localizing Islam in Europe: Turkish Islamic Communities in Germany in the Netherlands,” which was published in 2012.

At the University of Mississippi, Yukleyen teaches courses on international studies, cultural anthropology, ethnic and religious identity politics in Europe, and Muslims in Europe and the United States.

He was a senior residential fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and nonresidential Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., in 2011-12.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the University Honors College at 615-898-2152.

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